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Hospital Lies About Health Law to Conceal Mishandling of Stillborn Fetuses

My wife and I suffered a miscarriage in January 2018 at 24 weeks gestation. We signed documentation instructing the Katz Women's Hospital at Long Island Jewish Medical Center to bury our child in a government cemetery. Last month, in April, a lady from the hospital called me to tell me that a law passed in January requiring hospitals to only bury miscarried children that reach 25 weeks gestation. The New York Medical Examiner has confirmed that there is no such rule or law. Here is video footage that shows my son at 24 weeks gestation after my wife delivered him. The video plays audio of the hospital representative screaming at me that the hospital supposedly talked to the city on our behalf to exempt us and allow the hospital to bury my child in the government cemetery. She's also pressuring me to agree to a burial arrangement to which I already agreed. And she refuses to make assurances in writing: {{redacted}} The hospital rep lied by telling me that she had been calling me for over a month. I have no phone records of missing calls from Katz Women's Hospital at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. The lady asked me how I was going to handle the burial arrangements. The lady who called me was very rude and demanded that I called her back with a response by the end of the day. My wife and I are working to find closure and work through the mental trauma and everything that came with our loss. It was devastating to hear that the hospital did not abide by our wishes; the bad news stirred up all those feelings of loss again. My wife started crying. A lawyer has advised me to get everything that they say in writing. Last I spoke to two of the hospital representatives, they told me that they supposedly talked to the city on my behalf, and they convinced them to allow us to have a city burial. I merely asked them to put the way that they will be handling my son in writing. I don't want to agree to a city burial over the phone verbally, then risk the chance that they call me three months later telling me that any other change did not allow them to bury my son, and we go through this whole ordeal again. They said they would get back to me. That was two weeks ago.
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ID
#1267003 Review #1267003 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Service
Katz Womens Hospital Customer Care
Cons
  • Fact that they lied about burying my stillborn son
Reason of review
Poor customer service
Loss
$4000

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